Are We Too Litigious To List or Sell?
Come on, guys. We are Realtors®. We help people make significant decisions...buying and selling their homes. We need to be there for our buyers and sellers.
There seem to be more reasons NOT to be with our clients and NOT make this process easier.
We are a litigious society. We are afraid to do our job, which consists of explaining, giving information, and helping people make the right decisions.
At this rate, the technology WILL be listing and selling because we have shied away from anything that may be cause for litigation.
Here are a few examples
- Listing agents should not be at home inspections.
- Buyers agents should not be at home inspections.
- Listing agents should not meet the appraiser.
- Don't put the assigned schools in the MLS.
- Don't go to your settlements.
- Don't explain the contract line by line for fear of giving legal advice.
- Don't talk to the lender to see if the buyer is qualified or if they can settle in the time frame.
- Don't recommend the home inspector, title company, termite company, or the structural engineer that may, in your opinion, be the best for the client.
How many times do we say
"I am not an attorney
and I don't play one on TV."
Of course, get legal advice but...
Are We A Bit Too Litigious To List or Sell?